Press Archive

HCAO Press prior to 2016

Oregon and Nationwide Advocates Celebrate Colorado’s Certification of Measure 69 for the 2016 Ballot-
Would Create The First State-Based Universal Health Care System in U.S.

The Lund Report, Nov, 13, 2015
by Jim Robison

National Day of Action for "Medicare for All"
Program: More Talk Radio
Air date: Mon, 09/28/2015 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Includes comments by Camillo Marquez

At the mercy of Mercy Killers
One-man play about health care and the American dream comes to the Very Little Theatre
by Anna Grace for the Eugene Weekly, Sept. 24, 2015

Universal Healthcare Crusader Tells City Club How it’s Done Around the World
T.R. Reid outlined four models of healthcare around the world currently in use in this country.
by Jan Johnson for The Lund Report, July 29, 2015

Universal Healthcare Expert to Visit Oregon, Tout Single Payer Plan
Efforts are underway in Colorado and Oregon for universal healthcare.
by Shelby Sebens for The Lunc Report, July 21, 2015

Tim Goldfarb Leads The Foundation for Medical Excellence
by Diane Lund-Muzikant for The Lund Report, June 15, 2015

Universal Coverage and Private Health Insurance: Are they compatible?
Private Forum with T. R. Reid, Best Selling Author of “The Healing of America”
by Vicki Fields for The Lund Report, June 15, 2015

Journalist turned activist promotes changes in health insurance coverage
Portland Tribune, 26 July 2015
Also published in The Lund report, August 5, 2015
by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau |

Reid makes case for universal health care
Albany Democrat-Herald, July 22, 2015
Corvallis Gazette-Times, July 22, 2015
by BENNETT HALL Corvallis Gazette-Times

Author T.R. Reid throws down the gauntlet to Oregon on universal health care
Health Care Inc. NW, July 23, 2015
by Elizabeth Hayes Staff Reporter Portland Business Journal

Medicare birthday party becomes rally for universal health care in America
by NATHAN BRUTTELLCorvallis Gazette-Times July 19, 2015

Health reform advocates plan Medicare birthday party Saturday
BENNETT HALL Corvallis Gazette-Times

Teamsters and Turtles' concert Wednesday in Ashland helps Healthcare for All cause
Interview with Jason Houk, HCAO RV
by John Darling, For the Ashland Daily Tidings, Jul. 13, 2015

Lee Mercer of Health Care for All-Oregon on the Supreme Court Ruling on ACA and the Future
Political Perspectives KBOO Wed, 07/01/2015

My story: why Oregon should adopt health care for all
People's World, May 11 2015 by Paul Perkins

Legislature 2015: Is Oregon ready for universal health care? Senators weigh the matter
Health Care, inc Northwest,. May 5, 2015 by Dennis Thompson

Single-Payer Activists Outline Possible 2016 Ballot Measure
The Lund Report, May 5, 2015. by Chris Gray

Why Oregon Needs Universal Health Care.
Interview-conversation by Roberta Hall on KBOO Aptil 30, 2015

Blues musicians unite again for health plan
Portland Tribune, 02 April 2015 | by Rob Cullivan

Health care fight
Portland Tribune, March 24, 2015

Health Care for All rally brings hundreds to Salem
Northwest Labor Press, Feb 20, 2015

Oregonians rally for universal health care
by Kelly Ducote, The Observer (La Grande) February 13, 2015

Single-Payer Activists Descend on Salem to Keep Grassroots Movement Alive
by Chris Gray, The Lund Report, February 12, 2015

Advocates press case for single-payer health plan
Portland Tribune, 11 February 2015 16:49 |
Written by Peter Wong/Capital Bureau

Health Care Rally
by Mike Turner on February 11, 2015
101 FM KXL News

Health Care for All rally attracts hundreds to State Capitol
by ANNA REED / Statesman Journal, Feb. 11, 2015.
(Includes Photo Gallery)

Oregon group to rally for universal health care
by Saerom Yoo, Statesman Journal 4:34 p.m. PST February 10, 2015

A Growing Concern: Health Care for all Oregon with Jim Lockhart
Portland Community Media
Hyung Nam interview, Feb. 2015

Single payer healthcare- Healthcare for all Oregonians
KMUZ Interview with Lee Mercer and Bill Dalton, Feb. 7, 2015
One hour interview but there is 3 minutes of intro music.

KBKR 1400, The Morning Buzz with Cliff Turner
Jim Kreider of Oregon Rural Action and Bill Whitaker, HCAO Treasurer and ORA member,
interviewed Feb. 5, 2015 on SuperTalk Radio in La Grande.

Lunch With Louden
Mike Huntington, PNHP and MVHCA; Cheryl Simpson, Rally Coordinator and chair of the HCAO mobilization Committee; and Lee Mercer, HCAO President; interviewed by Jeanene Louden on the the Coffee Party Radio/Internet station.

AM 1580 K-GAL "Talk of the Town," with Jeff McMahon
Mike Huntington, chair of the HCAO Speakers' Bureau; Ron Green, chair of Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates in Corvallis; and Sandi Bean, also from MVHCA, interviewed on Monday, Feb. 9, not archived.

KCM X“News Talk
Interview in Medford with Dr. Gerald Friedman and Mark Kellenbeck
Tuesday Feb. 3.2015

Salem Cable, “Valley View,” Ken Adams
Interview with Lee Mercer, President, Health Care for All-Oreon, Feb 2015

KOBI TV "5 on 5"
Mark Kellenbeck HCAO-Rogue Valley and HCAO Legislative Chair, speaks with authority about HCAO's legislative bills and how our long-term campaign is building. January 2015

Herb Rothschild Jr.: Support single-payer
Ashland Daily Tidings Posted Jan. 24, 2015

Single Payer/Salem
Charbonneau Villager, January 23, 2015
by Joseph H. Eusterman, MD; MS(Med); FACOEM; CIME; AME (Ret.)

Small business owners: Here’s what matters most as we cast our midterm votes

Health care, minimum wage and the economy on owners’ minds this week
by J.D. Harrison November 3, 2014
(Lee Mercer quoted in Washington Post)

Next Steps for Single Payer Unclear While Dembrow Keeps Fighting

The state senator told Healthcare for All Oregon that a single-payer bill will need bipartisan support in the Oregon Legislature.
by Christen McCurdy for The Lund Report, 6-19-14

Health care shouldn’t be treated as a commodity like shoes or oil.
Monday, May 19, 2014
by KATHY ANEY, for the East Oregonian

Expert speaks on how to improve health care
Go! Eastern Oregon. Enertainment and activities May 2014

Secret dollars in City/Providence Park deal
by Jan Johnson for The Lund Report, May 2014

Medical Debt among People with Health Insurance January 2014
Study by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

1,000 rally for single-payer health care at Oregon capitol
NW Labor Press, Feb. 12, 2013

Samuel Metz MD: Writings
Am I My Brother's Keeper? Why pay for health care for the undeserving?
The Eighth Factor driving up health care costs
Healthcare Reform Without Tears
Part 1: What’s the least I need to know?
Part 2: Will ObamaCare save America from itself?
Part 3:Private health insurance – problem or solution?
Immigration and Health Care